How to Follow the Olympics.

How to Follow the Olympics.

And if you still have questions (Where’s Usain Bolt? Where are the spectators?), we have answers.

If you get up early to watch live, consider making yourself a chef’s salad for breakfast, courtesy of Gabrielle Hamilton. Or, if that’s not your thing, make a no-bake dessert and watch in the evening. Come to think of it, there’s no reason you can’t have no-bake mango lime cheesecake in the morning, too.

Hritam Mukherjee from Kolkata, India, recommends that you check out a song about summer rain. (This song is included on the At Home and Away summer playlist.)

Indian summers are incomplete without rain. One of my summer favorites is a Bollywood classic from a Hindi-language film called “Lagaan.” It is called “Ghanan Ghanan,” a vernacular onomatopoeia that refers to the roar of a rain cloud, and is a story in itself of an entire village coming together to celebrate the first spell of the season. The song is in Hindi, and employs a lot of folk instruments.

As parts of the world open up and case counts rise, it can be hard to be optimistic. How are you managing? Tell us: [email protected]. Include your full name and location and we might feature your story in a future newsletter. We’re At Home and Away. We’ll read every letter sent. More ideas for leading a full and cultured life, whether you’re at home or away, appear below.


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It’s critical to keep taking precautions to prevent COVID-19. Use masks to slow the spread.
COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick. Based on what we know about COVID-19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic.
We’re still learning how vaccines will affect the spread of COVID-19. After you’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you should keep taking precautions in public places like wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart from others, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces until we know more.

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